Public Concerts

Free Public Concert Series

LMC’s most visible face is its Public Concert Series that offers over 50 free classical music concerts from October through May by LMC member-musicians and guests. The classical music series is presented at a variety of venues throughout the Seattle metro area, including Seattle Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, Seattle Public Library, Central and West Seattle Branches, University House Wallingford, Mirabella, Bellevue’s Crossroads Community Center Theater and the Music Center of the Northwest in North Seattle.

These intimate, one-hour, music programs are free and open to the public. No advance tickets are required. On the day of the performance at the Frye Museum, attendees are asked to obtain a free ticket at the front desk to monitor auditorium seating.

LMC Opera: The Music of Franz Lehar and Sigmund Romberg @ University House, Wallingford
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm

Operetta music by Franz Lehár (1870-1948)

“Einer wird kommen” from Der Zarewitsch

“Ich Mocht weider einmal die Heimat sehn” from Das Land des Lächelns 

“Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” from Das Land des Lächelns

“Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden” from Paganini

Meine Lippen sie Kussen from Giuditta

“Vilja” from Die lustige Witwe

“Lippen Schweigen” from Die lustige Witwe

Operetta music by Sigmund Romberg (1877- 1951)

“Romance” from The Desert Song

“Deep in my Heart”  from The Student Prince

”Softly as the Morning Sunrise” from The New Moon

“Lover, come back to me” from The New Moon

“One Kiss from The New Moon

Katie Hochman, soprano
Christine Menschner, soprano
Tiina Ritalahti, soprano
Regina Thomas, soprano
Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

LMC Opera: France in the 19th Century @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm

Music by Massenet, Gounod, Bizet and more.

Featured Performers: Molly Tomlinson, Ki-Jung Jun, Janene Nelson and Gwen Trussler, Regina Thomas

TBA, piano

La Voix Humaine by Francis Poulenc @ West Seattle Library
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm

La voix humaine (The Human Voice) by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

a forty-minute, one-act opera
Arranged for soprano and piano

Synopsis: a woman’s last conversation with the lover who has left her for another.

Emily Riesser, soprano
TBA, piano

LMC Opera: Scenes from The Magic Flute by Mozart @ West Seattle Library
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by W.A. Mozart, select scenes

with commentary by LMC Opera Director, Regina Thomas

No. 1 Zu Hilfe! zu Hilfe! sonst bin ich verloren (Help, Help or I am lost!)

No. 2 Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The birdcatcher I am indeed)

No. 3 “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön”  (This likeness is enchantingly lovely)

No. 4 O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn! (O tremble not, my dear son.)

No. 5  Hm! Hm! Hm! (Quintet )

No. 7 Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (In men, who feel love)

No. 12 Wie, wie wie? (Who, who, who?) quintet

No. 14 Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Hells Revenge cooks in my heart)

No. 17 Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunden (Ah, I feel it, it has disappeared)

Finale Heil sei euch geweihten! (Hail to you who are consecrated!)